Earth Day Around The Pac-12
Pac-12 Wins EPA College Green Power Challenge
The Pac-12 college athletic conference has claimed top spot among the 30 conferences in the EPA's College and University Green Power Challenge, which rewards the conference that buys the most green power in a year. Based in the western United States and home to colleges including UCLA and the University of Oregon, the Pac-12 won the challenge by using 228 million kWh of green power over the course of the year. This is the first time the Pac-12 has won the award.
When a modernized and seismically improved California Memorial Stadium reopens with its fully renovated west side in September 2012, one of the building's goals will be to aim for zero waste.
The University of Oregon is holding the following in conjunction with Earth Day: At the Track & Field event on April 21st, we will be working alongside the Nike Grind project to help collect used running shoes. At the Oregon vs. California softball game and the Oregon vs. Washington State baseball game on April 20th, we will be working with Goodwill to collect e-waste (old electronic items).
The public is invited to enjoy free food and live music at the 10th annual Earth Day Hoo Haa Sunday, April 22, from noon to 5 p.m. just east of Corvallis. The theme for this year's event is "Sunday Skool - Hoo Haa!"
Research indicates that one acre of forest absorbs six tons of carbon dioxide and puts out four tons of oxygen, which is enough to meet the annual oxygen needs of 18 people. This Saturday, April 21, Bend-in-the-River welcomes Earth Day with a planting and celebration.
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